4 Over-The-Top Hotel Pools for Families

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King's Pond at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

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The hotel pool is your family's best friend.

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Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa in Ischia, Italy.
The Phoenician, Scottsdale.

Originally appeared in the September 2015 issue of Virtuoso Life.

The trick to great family travel: Keep everyone happy. Enter the hotel pool. Here, four of our favorites for the whole family.

AQUARIUM IMMERSION
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka‘upulehu, Hawaii
“King’s Pond is essentially an aquarium you can swim in, with more than 3,000 fish and 75 different species,” says Virtuoso travel advisor Erin Logsdon. Snorkel, then stick around for events such as ray feedings.

TAKE THE WATERS
Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa, Ischia, Italy
“There’s a world-class thermal pool at the hotel,” says New York City-based agency owner Judy Perl, “and families can also go to the island’s Poseidon Thermal Gardens – a park with 22 different pools.” 

RUBBER DUCK RACES
The Phoenician, Scottsdale
“The Phoenician hires pool attendants who are great with kids,” says Phoenix-based advisor Gena Stoll. “Its Oasis complex has a 5,000-square-foot ‘spray ground,’ ‘dive-in’ movies, and rubber duck races.”

EVERYTHING'S BIGGER IN DUBAI
Burj Al Arab
, Dubai
Guests at the Burj Al Arab get complimentary access to Wild Wadi Water Park, a giant park with pools, rivers, and thrill rides. “Honestly,” Perl says, “it’s the mother of all kid pools.”

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